Hi there, I ask myself the following:
Why is there no chance of random epic world drops during leveling? Even the drop chance is only 0.004%, farming and leveling would be more interesting. Because it COULD drop something valuable in the world. In WoW that works better, especially for the trader/economy. Rarer items in general, but more valuable. In my opinion, that would boost the economy in AoC.
At the beginning of 2008 there were random epic drops, but these were removed by Funcom. I think Funcom just had to scale down the drop rate. The same with the blue items. The droprate is too much. Less is sometimes more.
But also the weakest mob should be able to drop an epic sword. Even the drop chance is only 0.004% or so. Or what you think?
Just a thought and sry my bad english.